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Feb 2, 2013 12:00am PST
88 years. i have no regrets. >> the late great former new york mayor, ed koch. as brash as the city he led. >> i changed the city of new york. i gave people back their morale. >> his own words, a true american oerm. >> plus, game on. our super bowl preview, the big game, the big hits. cnn's rachel nichols and pat o'brien cover it all. >> also, this just in. jennifer lawrence, wait, she's approaching at high speed. >> that's what i'm talking ability. >> thank goodness. this is breaking news. >> after thursday's electrifying entrance, the two-time oscar nominee brings back the drama and her director, david o. russell. >> i have been terribly blessed. >> and she reveals what she thinks of me. >> we were texting. i said i had to be here. i said, i'm going to be on piers morgan with you, and his reply was, ooh, we're so cool. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. on a day of a deadly attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey and rising protests against egypt, the changing of the guard in the state department paused to pay tribute to ed koch, the mayor of new york died of congestiv
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Feb 1, 2013 2:00am PST
. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
and brash mayor, and the people of new york city loved him. we'll tell you about that, straight ahead. christine. >>> and the first jobs report of 2013 released in an hour and a half. the numbers for you, what it means for the health of the economy and the jobs market. >> and the defense secretary nominee on the defensive. chuck hagel grilled on capitol hill. did he blow his shot to convince lawmakers that he's the right man for the job? >> friday, february 1st, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. breaking news, we start with. two people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're waiting for more information, the
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Feb 3, 2013 12:00am PST
an extraordinary transformation, starting with you. when you look at what's happened to this city, and you made a documentary, that's a key part of that, how do you feel about your legacy? >> i will tell you, frankly .i believe that i created the foundation. i gave people back their morale. cy built 250,000 housing units and affordable rentals. and a whole host of other things. it it created the climate for what ultimately others after me, david dinkins and rudy giuliani and the new mayor, mike bloomberg, particularly him, have done. we are once again the international capital of the world. i honestly truly believe that. >> when you look at what's happening in the gun tonight in america, clearly new york made a clear stand about guns. and it's pretty successful. new york is becoming a pretty city, in comparison to cities like chicago? what's your view on the debate? >> i believe the constitutional amendment to really address the issue. when we're doing like we are doing it a little bit at a time and the united states supreme court has a tendency to strike down what we do, washington, d.c. banne
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
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Feb 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
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Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
strip in a city not easily shocked. it started at 4:30 a.m. someone in a black range rover with dealer plates fired into this maz rat tea killing the driving causing it to go out of control. it continued through an intersection and smashed into this car. hard to tell, but that is a taxi cab. it burst into flame. the driver and passenger trapped inside died. >> it's possible that the cab may have been running on propane. they are investigating the engineering and mechanicals of that vehicle. >> reporter: still on the loose, the black range rover with dealer plates. a common vehicle here. police warning that the occupants are armed and dangerous. >> very dark, tinted windows and occupied multiple times by black males. >> reporter: now, we expect that las vegas police will be holding a press conference shortly, in about an hour, about 5:00 p.m. eastern time, wolf. we're going to try to bring that to you live. we hope to learn more details about how this thing played out. we do know that police have requested video from all of the major hotels on this part of the strip. so they are hoping
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Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
city-wide boycott which became a crucial moment in the civil rights struggle. >>> something has earl as early as tomorrow, the boy scouts of america could decide to lift its ban on gay members. they may vote to make that change. on tuesday, a new jimi hendrix song comes out. "somewhere" was reported in march of 196. it features hendricks on guitar and stroke calls, steven on bass and buddy miles on drums. on wednesday, fashion week starts in new york. all the world's fashionistas will head to bryant park. and on friday, bruce springsteen is honored as person of the year. the honor will happen in los angeles. among the big names who will perform neil young, elton john, sting, and mavis staples. that will do it for me. thanks for joining. cnn continues right with don lemon. have a great week. >> hello, everyone, i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. we're going to start this broadcast with news of a killing at a gun range. and everyone involved, the alleged shooter and the victims are all former military men. one of the dead is well-known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle
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Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this region has been hit by a big winter storm and as you mentioned it has proven to be deadly storm killing thee people and we see as crews try to clear these roads, unfortunately more snow is in the forecast here. snowplows hit the streets of kansas city tuesday to wage war against mother nature. this city on the kansas/missouri border could see up to a foot of snow from the massive blizzard before it ends. lindsay spent m
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
apartment. we walk in, it's covered with proclamation, larry king day, keys to every city in the country. you know, like all over his apartment. >> wow! >> that was sexy. so we sat there, and what can i say -- he lunged. i said, you're such an interesting, nice man. i would like to meet someone a little closer to my age. >> he lunged. wow. larry said nothing happened between the two when asked about the date a few years ago. >>> taking the field in the nfl can be a dream come true for young players. life after football can be an unexpected challenge, especially for guys who put their bodies through years of abuse. cnn chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta, caught up with a retired nfl cornerback who is helping other former players adjust to life after the game. >> reporter: lamar campbell has achieved what many young men only dream of. after four years starting for the university of wisconsin, he made it to the pros. injuries ended his nfl career, but campbell successfully found a new life after the game as a real estate broker. >> welcome back to "life after the game." >> reporter:
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Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
and it eventually moves out by tomorrow night into salina. heavy snow by tomorrow morning in kansas city and getting a little snow into chicago before it's all said and done. >> chicago, they are used to that. >> that's right. >> thanks, chad. appreciate that. that's going to do it for me. see you tomorrow. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, prosecutors say the accused murderer oscar pistorius and his girlfriend argued for an hour before she was shot. we have the latest revelations in this sensational case. >>> the catholic church grappling with questions that haven't been asked in centuries. where does an ex-pope live and can they speed up the process of choosing a new pope? >>> and the glory days of rocket men. an exclusive look at how the rocket business is booming. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." imagine getting every friday off for the next 22 weeks. but there's a catch. you won't get paid. you'll be forced to give up 20% of your weekly paycheck. that's the prospect facing thousands of people whose jobs depend on
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Feb 15, 2013 2:00am PST
and the need for tougher laws to curb the vy tlens that sdiolenc devastated that city. >>> the public relations fallout from the vacation from hell, ahead. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls, and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. like other precious things that start off white, it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> minding your business. the nightmare cruise, but now the fallout. wall street doesn't seem to be phased by the disaster. carnival shares haven't been changed much. but now all eyes are on carnival management. >> it's a pr challenge, management challenge. a crucial moment for the team running this company. there are those who have looked back and sa
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Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the housing crisis. it was down at one point well below 7,000, approaching 6500 and now it's more than doubled. it's a pretty dramatic comeback. >> absolutely. no question about
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Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
standard for americans maybe coming out of a city or an coming out of a city or an encampment somewhere in the u.s. where they're meeting and saying antigovernment things? are we going to have signature strikes in america? it opens pandora's box if you say we may as well kill americans in america without a trial, with politicians making the decision. >> last night, you issued the tea party response to the state of the union and you took on democrats, also republicans. but i have to ask you this senator, because last time around in 2012, four of the 16 senate candidates endorsed by the tea party, four actually won. is the tea party losing steam? >> we did better in 2010. we didn't do as well, but neither did any republicans do very well in 2012, so i don't think that's necessarily fair. i would say there's still a movement, but i think that the tea party gives energy. mostly to the republican party, but it's also equal parts chastisement to equal parts to anybody who promotes big government of deficit so the tea party isn't afraid to tell republicans you need to spend less money. >> appr
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
money magazine. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> the u.n. calling an emergency meeting issuing a strong condemnation and promising to do more. the reason, north korea detonated a nuclear bomb overnight. keep in mind this is the north's third underground test, and really it is the most powerful yet. we're talking about roughly half the strength of the bomb that dropped on hiroshima in world war ii. >> translator: this nuclear test was conducted as a realistic response to protecting the safety and sovereignty of our country against the intrusion of the united
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Feb 26, 2013 10:00am PST
, schools have beençó shut down in many fáciti. several airports have come to a stand still at this point. this is what it looks like in norman, oak, pure whiteout fá conditions. the storm dropping 15 inches of snow on monday making it nearly impossible for emergency rescue vehicles to rescue people now stuck on the roads. one person died when theu rooff his home partiallyñr collapsed. wichita, kansas, broke a snowfall record for the entire monthñr of february in six days. schools have been5a closed her most flights have beenÑh9 at the kansas city international airport. and piling snow has knocked out power tow3 tens of thousands of people. ted is at chicago's o'harelp airport. normally very w3busy. this is the second time in two weeks we have seen chicago h) with a major snowstorm.fá >> reporter: yes, the storm is you can seeq it is snowing here suzanne. and iuk has been snowing for th better part of ant( hour now. and we already had 250 flights canceled at o'hare. another 50 flights canceled out of midway, also out of chicago. but, quite frankly, most flights are still running.
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Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
across the city remain under guard. the homes of more than 50 lapd families threatened in dorner's manifesto. >> we will capture dorner, we will bring him to justice. >> reporter: investigators say the axle on dorner's truck broke. he left weapons and camping gear behind, torching it all, perhaps a sign his plans went awry, forced to change course. in the mountains east of los angeles, some 600 cabins searched. that trail now cold. dorner sightings pouring in. a los angeles lowe's home store was emptied sunday after a false alarm. shoppers forced out single file. heavy police response. no dorner but plenty of frayed nerves. now, lapd saying their tactical alert has now been taken down for the moment at least because they have dosh they don't have so many calls around the dorner issue and they're able to handle everything but at the moment it's a huge expense for this agency to keep those 50 families under 24-hour protection. wolf. >> the prosecutor, the riverside county district attorney is briefing reporters. >> -- shot at in the city of corona in our county and then the survivi
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Feb 14, 2013 2:00am PST
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
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Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media promotions that turn fans into customers... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. >> gloria borger, i think everybody agrees that chuck hagel had a poor performance. he shouldn't have had one, because he had a long time to prepare. the questions going into the hearing -- >> iran, did he think he wouldn't be asked about iran? >> do you think democrats will abandon him? >> i think that
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Feb 24, 2013 3:00am PST
on thursday. we'll take you live to vatican city for this historic event. >>> back here in the u.s. now where we're watching the fallout from a fiery wreck in daytona beach, florida. the crash on the last lap of the race sent debris flying into the stands. 28 spectators were injured. want to bring in joe carter live from daytona. joe, any update. are you hearing how the injured fans are doing? >> yes, good morning to you, susan. yes, cnn can confirm that as of 5:30 this morning there were four patients remaining at the halifax medical center the location in daytona beach and three of those four patients do remain in the intensive care unit. one of those icu patients is a male minor. now yesterday joey the speedway president did confirm that 28 people, 28 spectators were hospitalized and 14 were treated at the track hospital and 14 were taken off site to local hospitals. to recap what happened yesterday. this was the final lap of the race, it was a clumatic moment in the race. cars going around 200 inches per hour just inches from each other. regan smith was leading the race and tried to do a
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
on cnn. we're breaking down the big event, what it means for the city and more, saturday, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i love, love, love beyonce. >> love, love, love. what a beautiful rendition of "the star spangled banner." >> she kind of came out there and said, take that, i can do it. >> we were right there when she was lip syncing. it was a great rendition. >> wolf does try to sing beyonce right there in the makeup room sometimes. >> all the single ladies. thanks very much for joining us. you can follow us on twitter @wolfblitzer, @katebaldu an. >>> up next, senators rough up chuck hagel during his confirmation hearing. a senior lawmaker is "outfront" to explain why he's voting against chuck hagel. and chuck grassley implies the video games, not guns, are the reasons for america's mass shootings. what role did the donations he received from the nra play? and another super bowl ad being called racist. we'll show you the ad. it's a near and dear to our heart topic. let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin right now, though, with breaking news. you are looking at pictures right now of mexic
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
! >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg's money may have an impact here on this national gun debate. just this week, bloomberg super pac state representative robin kelly won the democratic primary to replace former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and now he's ready to use his checkbook to fight the nra. wolf blitzer joins me now live. wolf, you just talked to the mayor. what did he tell you? >> i went up to capitol hill to speak with him. he was meeting with various senators. he's just been over at the white house meeting with the vice president who as you know is putting forward all this new proposed legislation on gun deal -- dealing with gun violence in the united states. it was clear to me that mayor bloomberg is in washington, making it clear to everyone right now, he's ready to put his money where his mouth is, if you will. he's going to spend a lot of money just as he did in the special election in chicago. jesse jackson jr.'s seat to get someone elected who agrees with him, that there is way too much gun violence in the united states and the way to deal with it is muc
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
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Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
amongst two cities. that has to be done as the ship ties up alongside. wolf? >> we are showing our viewers, live pictures. we have a helicopter flying overhead now. sandra endo, martin, is on board that helicopter. these are live pictures, exclusive pictures that we're showing our viewers what it's like on the upper deck of the "triumph." as you can see there, it's moving pretty slowly now that that tug line has been reattached. the carnival cruise organization is saying it's moving at a speed of about 5.4 knots, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles per hour. i think we've established connection with sandra endo on board that helicopter. can you hear me, sandy? i'm not sure that sandra endo can hear us. we can see those pictures. sandy, if you can hear me, tell us where you are, what you're seeing. i think we have the same shot from your helicopter. >> yeah, wolf. if you can hear me, it's very difficult to hear you right now but we are circling on top of the "triumph." these are live pictures of what exactly is going on in the upper deck. we're seeing more people out and it looks like wait
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Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
of this country. and, of course, wolf, on a day like this when there's intense fighting in the city of damascus, that feeling that seems to be moving closer, the conflict is getting worse, it's something weighing more heavily on the minds of the people in damascus. >> fred, you've been in damascus for a few days. give us a sense how close the fighting is getting, right into the heart of the capital. >> well, i'll tell you something, wolf, today was the most intense fighting that we've seen since we got here a couple of days ago and people who have been speaking here from damascus say this is the worst fighting that they've seen since the conflict began more than two years ago. when they woke up, artillery was coming down pretty much the entire time. the past couple of days there's been a shell fired every five, six, seven minutes. today there was a barrage. i made it to a suburb south of damascus. when we made it there, we sort of filmed what was going on. you could just see plumes of smoke over that town. you could clearly see that a lot of very heavy ordinance had been dropped on that place a
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
, to the man that was carjacked? maybe does it go back into the city? there was hundreds of hours of overtime used by the los angeles police department. it's going to be a very expensive bill once that comes out. >> it wasn't from taxpayers. it was from donors. >> it was from donors and private groups. the caveat to this all, no arrests, no conviction. perhaps no money. there's one person that has says he believes he deserves the reward money and is willing to split it with a couple that was tied up where dorner was staying. we don't know now. there's no confirmation about where the money will go. >> i know two of the cops have young children. maybe it will go to the families. we shall see. nick valencia, thank you. appreciate it. >>> overseas now where the olympic hero known as "blade runner" is spending the weekend in jail until his bond hearing on tuesday. oscar pistorius is charged with killing his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, on valentine's day. despite her death, a reality tv show starring steher will air. >> i'm talking about mansions and models. seven celebrities and seven lucky
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> our political panel is next, but first a check of the headlines. the golf channel is reporting that president obama is playing golf today with tiger woods. the president is spending the weekend in florida and took golf lessons yesterday from woods' former coach. >>> at least 21 people were killed and 125 others wounded in a series of car bombs and roadside exmroelgzs today in iraq. recent attacks have spread fear among iraqis that sectarian violence may be overtaking the country, again. >>> in one of his final public appearances pope benedict xvi led thousands in a prayer for fa
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Feb 3, 2013 5:00am PST
to stay away from. he could be dangerous in the future. >> well, neighbors in midland city, alabama no longer have to wonder if jimmy lee dikes will be dangerous, he's the man who snatched a 5-year-old boy off a school bus and is holding him in his underground bunker. it is now day six of his standoff with police. victor is live in the city. what are you hearing this hour from police. >> fbi agent tells us the line of communication is open from jimmy lee dikes and they communicate with him whenever he wants to. they also tell us they are grateful they have been allowed to pass on what they call comfort items, potato chips, the medicine that's needed. we're told this 5-year-old boy ethan has adhd and asperger's. coloring books to keep him serious. he made a point of taking care of our boy. we also note the parents of ethan are getting updates every hour on the hour from authorities. as it does every day when the sun comes up now day six of this standoff, the activity is picking up here. we're not showing the tactics live, or whatever is happening behind us on this property, because t
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
miami, they beat oklahoma city by 10 points to win the seventh straight game. lebron was great again. scored over 30 points. 39 to be exact. but this is the shot that dropped his shooting percentage to 59%. which is 1% shy of extending his nba report to seven straight games. >> you had your 60% field goal percentage going until you jacked up that three in the shot clock. were you aware what that meant? >> no, i wasn't aware, but all good things got to come to an end at some point. you know, it was a good run. we got the win tonight and that's the most important. >> hey, mate. it's a kangaroo. look at this he lpga tournament in australia. it was delayed by what else -- yes, kangaroos. dozens of them bouncing up and down the fairway. play was actually stopped for a short time. you know, seeing the kangaroo ares, carol, got us thinking wondering if one of those kangaroos happened to pick up one of the player's golf balls would that player be penalized? we found out not, because the kangaroos, as you might be surprised in australia are not part of the golf course. >>> you have heard of t
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
with stories we care about, where we focus on reporting from the front lines. and tonight we go to mexico city, where mexico's interior minister says that 14 people have died and another 80 have been injured after an explosion at the offices of mexico's state-run pemex oil company. those numbers, obviously, are not final. the story is still developing and authorities tell our affiliate foro-tv that at least 30 people are trapped in the building after the blast. it is unclear right now what caused the explosion, but authorities are warning that death toll could rise. >>> white house will not extend its job council another year. now, two years ago, this group of business leaders would gather on occasion to give the president input on how to create jobs and strengthen the economy. the white house official says the plan was always to disband it after two-year run, but we wanted to see, you know, did they do their job? they were supposed to create jobs, right? we checked how many times they met. according to the council's website, they held 18 listening in action sessions and had four formal meetin
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Feb 26, 2013 9:00am PST
explodes in the a plummets to the ground, 18 people dead. a live report. >>> vatican city, learning more about the future and what it holds for pope benedict xvi, final week cloud by scandal. >> the dow rallying from yesterday's big loss but not so for world markets. italy's election causing uncertainty. the government, europe's third largest economy, facing a deadlock. >>> egypt, tourists flying high above ancient egyptian sites plunging to their deaths when a hot air balloon explodes and crashes. >> 18 people have died. the local government has banned all other hot air balloon flights for now. it happened in luxor. the latest on the investigation. >> ian, let's start with what the theory is at the moment. there are reports of a gas cylinder exploding. describe what you've heard. >> reporter: well, michael, that's exactly what ware we're hearing. an the 1,000 feet a gas canister on the balloon exploded sending the balloon tumbling towards the ground. this comes from multiple reported from eyewitnesses. also eyewitness accounts that people were jumping out of the balloon as it tumbled to
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Feb 24, 2013 5:00am PST
is at st. peter's square in vatican city. how did people react to the pope's final prayer today? >> reporter: many of them were visibly moved, susan. we spoke to one 30-year-old priest from texas who said he had five years ago joined the priesthood inspired by pope benedict and that he was, indeed, saddened by it. many people expecting -- expressing a certain amount respect for the pope for making a decision that certainly shocked many people. he is, after all, the first pope to actually resign from the papecy in almost 600 years. many see him as a man who tried to bring the church forward, who tried to achieve some sort of reform within the church. didn't necessarily succeed, but he tried his hardest. susan? >> ben, do we know anything more about the alleged scandal being talked about? >> reporter: yes. i had the opportunity to speak to the two journalists who did these investigative reports that appeared in a rome daily and a weekly news magazine here. what they're sort of pointing to is in addition to the fact that there is a network -- or appears to be a network, akoring to
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
fell by 62%. >>> miss america coming home to atlantic city, new jersey. las vegas hosted the pageant since 2006 but next year the ceremony will return to its original home in new jersey. normal announcement is expected next hour at lentic city's boardwalk hall, the birth place of the original miss america pageant. >>> new details today from the ex-girlfriend of the man who killed four people including two police officers during a week-long vendetta. aria williams told cnn's "starting point" knowing christopher dorner the way she did, she wasn't surprised about i his killing rampage. >> i sort of expected it. i can't tell you this would never happen. you see signs of someone's behavior in the manner that sort of like stress-induced type behavior also, i think coupled with maybe how their personality already is, i think it makes it easier to understand why something like this could possibly happen. >> connie rice is a civil rights attorney in los angeles. we'll talk to her about the ramifications of dorner's death and the investigation by the lapd. we begin with nick valencia. he's bee
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Feb 13, 2013 8:00pm PST
coming ots of a city or an encampment where they'rexd meeting and saying anti-government things are we dwk to havee1 strikes injf america? it opens pandora'se1q box by saying you mites as well kill an american. without a trial? that's very imimportance. >> you took on democrats and i have to ask you this, senator last time aro% er2012 four of the 16 candidatesxd endorsede1 by the tea party actually won. is thexd tea party losing fásteam? >> we did better in 2010 but neither did any republicans do very well in 2012. so i don't thinkdfugÑ that's neces4]r&y (r). i would say there still is at( movement but still thinkfá it still party is not#tx afraide$ toxd" tello?kz f- remember. appreciatemze1 usually appreciate your time. >> next a 5-year-old boy( was held1] hostagescw3.so .. director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
's helicopter flying over the city of chicago. she went to a corner store to get a pop and some chips and was caught in gang cross fire. a senior in high school. her family said she wanted to be a lawyer. wolf. >> is it on track now, the gang violence, the deaths, the senseless killings that are going on in chicago right now, potentially to be even worse this year than last? because last was awful. >> reporter: yeah, it was. and yes, the answer to your question, if things continue as they have already this year in the month of january, 42 murders, that's the most in the month of january since 2002. if it continues at this pace, unbelievably, chicago will have more murders this year than even last. >> ted rowlands, thanks very much. this important note to our viewers. i'm going to be speaking with jenay mcfarland's mother about her family's tragedy, later tonight, 8:00 p.m. eastern, i'm filling in for anderson cooper on "a.c. 360." >>> shock at the apparent suicide of country star mindy mccready. her life sounded like the lyrics of a heartbreak ballad, including drug abuse, domestic vi
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Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
no reports today. but the city of mobile is not waiting for anything like that to happen. they are going to have medical personnel here at the docks waiting and ready to perform any sort of curse ree examinations to provide anyone any kind of assistance that they need when they get off. there's been no reports of anyone needing that, however, as they arrive here. but that was just a precaution. we may be hearing some different stories once the ship arrives and we start talking to these passengers. but right now the city is just doing that as a precaution. >> we'll have live coverage here in "the situation room" tomorrow exactly at this time as that ship is scheduled to reach mobile. david, you'll join us as well. thanks very much. >>> so can a drink of water make or break a political career. >>> a u.s. senator possible presidential candidate, going to find out whether he likes it or not. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 is your old 401k just hanging around? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 consider if rolling it over to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 might let you get more out of it. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lik
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Feb 15, 2013 1:00am PST
city mayor michael bloomberg is making changes to the way the nypd handles marijuana arrests. those with possession of under 15 grams of pot will resolve a misdemeanor and will not have to spend the night in jail. >>> coming up the next hour, we'll go to mobile, alabama. passengers are making their way home after that nightmare cruise. i found a powerful new way to cut out arthritis pain. [ male announcer ] icy hot arthritis lotion. powerful encapsulated menthol gets icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. power past pain.
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Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
. tell me about them. >> yeah, i guess the first thing that kind of went up was the tent city or the town there and people just being kind of crafty with their bed sheets to get a break from the sun. because when we first went down, the sun and the heat was pretty bad, and so they made makeshift shelters and we were on the first level and it's just really hot. and smells pretty bad down there. so we slept outside up top for a couple nights. >> and do you feel, trey, are you worried about getting sick or have you felt sick? i know that when you talk about having to sleep outside and we hear about all of the sewage and the other problems, are you worried about that? >> that's fear has gone through my mind, but really not concerned about it at this point yet. i think we're probably at that point now where it's cold and people want to be inside and everything, so if we were to be here another day or so, i think it would really get to that point. >> and trey, i want to ask you a question, you know, we've reported on what carnival says they're going to do for you, you'll get a refund for your c
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